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What animal would do this?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by fushalilly, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. fushalilly

    fushalilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2008
    Rhode Island
    What animals could have possibly done this?:

    take 6 ducks and leave nothing but feathers behind, and one very frightened duck? It had to come over a chain link fence, or under it.
  2. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2008
    Raccoons, or dogs. If there is one left, they will be back too...
  3. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 25, 2008
    I had a red fox do that to my chickens. Took 4 in one evening and came back the next morning and took another(his last [​IMG] ).

    They will take and bury them closer to the den to eat later.

  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    If your chicken run is not covered it could be any number of predators four legged and winged.
  5. chickenranchwife

    chickenranchwife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sounds like a fox to me, they take their prey to their den. Could also be a hawk. Coons just eat them where they are.
  6. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2008
    That's not true, I have seen coons pull chickens out of a pen, and tracked them where they took the birds 100 yards or so, and up into a tree to eat them. I am assuming that the birds all got taken at once, so a hawk is unlikely. A fox is a definite possibility though. Any time this has happened to me, multiple birds taken at once, it was a dog or a coon. JMO

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